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2013-09-30 16:25:58

TOLEDO, Ohio, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) is scheduled to announce third-quarter financial results on Wednesday, Oct. 23, prior to the opening of the New York Stock Exchange. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mike Thaman and Chief Financial Officer Michael McMurray will host an earnings conference call at 11 a.m. ET on Wednesday, Oct. 23, to discuss the company's results for the third quarter of 2013. Conference Call -- Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 -- 11...

2013-09-13 12:26:38

Named Industry Leader for World Index Building Products TOLEDO, Ohio, Sept. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fourth year in a row, Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) has earned placement in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) in recognition of its sustainability initiatives. This year, Owens Corning was named the Industry Leader for the DJSI World Building Products component. Composed of global sustainability leaders, the DJSI World Index is an elite listing of the world's largest...

2013-08-16 12:25:03

LONDON, August 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom. On Thursday, August 15, 2013, all three benchmark indexes closed lower, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling 1.47%, the S&P 500 declining 1.43%, and the NASDAQ Composite falling 1.72%. Shares in industrial goods companies ended on a mixed note as the broader market declined. The major movers in the sector included Masco Corporation (NYSE:...

2013-07-24 08:31:32

First-Half Execution Positions Company for Strong Second-Half EBIT Growth TOLEDO, Ohio, July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) today reported consolidated net sales of $1.35 billion in the second quarter of 2013, compared to $1.39 billion in the same period in 2012. Second-quarter 2013 adjusted earnings were $69 million, or $0.57 per diluted share, compared with $67 million, or $0.55 per diluted share, during the same period one year ago. The company...

2013-07-10 08:29:13

TOLEDO, Ohio, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) is scheduled to announce second-quarter financial results on Wednesday, July 24, prior to the opening of the New York Stock Exchange. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mike Thaman and Chief Financial Officer Michael McMurray will host an earnings conference call at 11 a.m. ET on Wednesday, July 24, to discuss the company's results for the second quarter of 2013. Conference Call Wednesday, July 24, 2013...

2013-06-25 08:23:24

Employees work safer than previous year for the 11th straight time TOLEDO, Ohio, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) announced it has successfully achieved all seven of its original environmental footprint goals, and is making progress toward its 2020 goals. The company released those results today in its seventh-annual Sustainability Report. The company also reports its 11(th) consecutive year of safety improvement, including the introduction of a company-wide...

2013-06-25 00:20:08

-- Owens Corning invests technology expertise; Jinniu provides existing manufacturing capacity SHANGHAI, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), a global producer of glass fiber reinforcements for composite systems and residential and commercial building materials, has announced a manufacturing supply alliance with Xingtai Jinniu Fiberglass Company. The supply alliance will utilize Jinniu's existing glass fiber furnace capacity in China to provide a reliable...

2013-06-19 08:30:56

- Non-woven investment to focus on opportunities in the building materials market TOLEDO, Ohio, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE:OC), a global producer of glass fiber reinforcements for composite systems and residential and commercial building materials, has announced a $130 million investment in North America to expand its global glass non-wovens business. The new facility will house a state-of-the-art manufacturing line, coating capability, and research and...

2013-06-17 08:30:52

TOLEDO, Ohio, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) today announced that Edward F. Lonergan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Chiquita Brands International, Inc., has been elected to the company's Board of Directors, effective Sept. 18, 2013. "We welcome Ed to our Board of Directors," said Owens Corning Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mike Thaman. "His global experience and strong commercial background make him a valuable addition to the board. We are delighted...

2013-06-13 16:27:26

CHAMBERY, France, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) introduced a new glass-based solution for construction, transportation and pipe rehabilitation during the Techtextil trade show in Frankfurt, June 11-13. Owens Corning is a global producer of glass fiber reinforcements for composite systems with specialization in glass based non-woven solutions and the most complete range of coated & uncoated technologies. Samples of veils, fabrics, mats and end-use applications...


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2010-11-15 17:15:41

Fiberglass consists of numerous extremely fine fibers of glass. Although experimented with throughout history actual glass fibers were not mass produced until the invention of finer machine tooling. A dress with glass fibers was first worn in 1893 by stage actress Georgia Cayvan. Russell Games Slayter invented, in 1938, what is commonly known as fiberglass today. It is commonly used for insulation. Carbon fiber is also a somewhat similar but more expensive technology used in place of...

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